Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Be-lated Christmas Treats

As you saw from the last post, I just ran out of time for Christmas this year. I had the day off yesterday, though, and had purchased all the supplies to make the candy coated oreos that everyone so loved at Halloween when I made them and decided that they'll like them just as much now as they would have before Christmas, so I made them yesterday. I had already made the cute tags at the beginning of the month and had cut out tons of little bags with my sizzix, but putting them together would have taken forever, so I'll save them for another time. I just used zip lock bags, folded them, taped them, tied a ribbon around them and stuck the tag on top. They're for my co-workers who didn't even realize I made those time consuming coffins on Halloween, so a plastic bag will still look cool to them LOL. Anyway, the cute stamps and sentiments are from PTI. Inks are SU, Copics, and Spica glitter pens. The ribbon was from JoAnns, I bought it after Christmas years ago on crazy clearance, and never got around to using it.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More Yarn

As you may have noticed, I haven't been posting lately... well, its because I haven't been making cards. In fact, I didn't even send out Christmas cards, and boy did people notice! (I was surprised). And of course my hubby said "its the biggest holiday of the year and you don't send out cards?" Oh well, it was the day before Christmas eve when I finally had time to sit down and do it and it was just so overwhelming, I decided not to. Anyway, to keep myself busy I've been knitting up a storm! I have now made 4 scarves and am working on the 5th. The one for my mom is another one of the potato chip scarves I posted before, and the one for my dad is my first cable knit that also included purling, so I was impressed with my skills ;)

My parents modeling their Christmas presents. My dad wore his even inside while he was here!

This braid on the front is a cable stitch, it really turns out looking so neat and is not very difficult to accomplish.

Mom's "falling leaves" potato chip scarf. Her favorite colors are those of the fall, and I think the variegated yarn turned out awesome.

This is the original green one I made and had my mom take back to my sister-in-law for Christmas. When you roll it up, it ends up looking like a huge flower!! I thought that was such a neat way to give it. (Phillip thought it looked like a cabbage, but thats still neat, lol).

I'm still working on 3 more scarves (2 late Christmas gifts, one birthday) but I am going to try to get some more card making in between, too. I'd like my new years resolution to be to post on this blog at least once a week. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas for the Troops

A friend asked me to make a special card for the deployed father of one of the gymnastics girls she coaches. It took me awhile to find time to do it, but I think that it turned out really nice. It may not be the MOST masculine card you've ever seen, but I made sure to stick with more manly colors. Anyway, I hope that it finds him safe, and brightens up his Christmas, as I know how hard it is to have a deployed loved one over the holidays.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy "birdie" day

So for my dad's birthday this year, I wanted to make him a special card. He loves to golf, and I had received a swap similar to this at Stampin' Up Convention this summer, so I decided to use that idea, but change it a little to make it mine. I loved the idea for the golf balls. I just cut 3 circles with one of my SU punches, then ran them through the Big Shot using a SU Sizzix embossing folder, and then used the side you don't normally use to make it look like the dents on a golf ball. So fun :) All papers and ribbons and stamps on this card are SU. My dad really liked it, by the way :)